Papandopulo’s Xylophone Concerto in Oakland!



Concerto for Xylophone and String Orchestra of Boris Papandopulo, published by the Music Information Center exactly ten years ago (2012) will be performed in USA.

The audience in the American city of Oakland will have the chance to hear it on Sunday, March 27, 2022, in the Episcopal Church of St. Paul. The Xylophone Concert will be performed by percussionist, Francis Chua and Prometheus Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Eric Hansen. Young musician Francis Chua is the winner of the Khuner Young Artist Concerto Competition, founded in 1989, and organized by the Prometheus Symphony Orchestra. The concert competition is open to young strings, woodwinds and brass players, harp and percussion players under the age of 18, giving one of the many young and talented musicians a chance to perform with the Orchestra as part of their regular concert cycle.

Along with Papandopulo’s Xylophone Concerto – which is characterized by virtuoso instrumental treatment and a distinctive synthesis of various styles and compositional and technical procedures of the 20th century, and which has been one of the most performed since 1983 – the program will include Carl Nielsen’s Fifth Symphony and D’un matin de printemps by Lili Boulanger.

The Prometheus Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1965 as part of the class at Merrit College in Oakland, and became an independent non-profit organization fourteen years later, in 1979.

After the concert, a recording of the performance will be available on the Prometheus Symphony Orchestra website: